# Questions tagged [metric-embeddings]

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### Is the face lattice of the cube a polytope graph?

The face lattice of a
convex polytope $P\subset\Bbb R^d$ is the partially ordered set whose elements are the faces of $P$ ordered by inclusion. We can turn it into a graph by considering its Hasse ...

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### Alexandrov's uniqueness theorem in Minkowski spacetime

Suppose $P$ is a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^{2,1}$.
Each face of $P$ comes with induced metric tensor,
if the face is space-like, then it is euclidean metric;
every time-like face is isometric ...

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### Embedding a countably infinite metric space in $\ell^2(\mathbb Z_+)$

Suppose $(X,d)$ is a countably infinite set endowed with a metric $d$ that satisfies the following condition:
Every finite subset of $X$ with the induced metric is isometric to a subset of some ...

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### Can the sequence of complete graphs coarsely embed into Hilbert space?

Basically the title. If I have the metric space which is the disjoint union of the sequence of complete graphs, and the usual graph metric, has it been shown that the metric space can be coarsely ...

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### Is there a bi-Hölder Weierstrass-type embedding of the circle into some Euclidean space?

We say that $\Phi\colon S^1\to \mathbb{R}^d$ is an $\alpha$-bi-Hölder embedding if there are constants $c_1,c_2>0$, such that
$$c_1\leq \frac{\|\Phi(x)-\Phi(y)\|}{d(x,y)^\alpha}\leq c_2,$$
where $d$...

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### Variants of the Bonk-Schramm embedding

Recently I heard about the following embedding theorem of Bonk and Schramm: every Gromov hyperbolic geodesic metric space with "bounded growth" is roughly similar to a convex subset of $\...

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### Isometric embeddings of metric $K_{n+1}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$

Question:
is it always possible to embed a complete, symmetric and metric graph $G$ with $n+1$ vertices isometrically in $\mathbb{R}^n$?
I'm convinced it must be true, but can't remember having seen ...

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### Intuition behind right-inverse of map from Johnson-Lindenstrauss Lemma

The Johnson–Lindenstrauss lemma states that for every $n$-point subset $X$ of $\mathbb{R}^d$ and each $0<\varepsilon\le 1$, there is a linear map $f:\mathbb{R}^d\to\mathbb{R}^{O(\log(n)/\varepsilon^...

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### Bi-Lipschitz embeddings of compact doubling spaces

Suppose that $(X,\rho)$ is a compact doubling metric space. Does there necessarily exist an $\epsilon>0$ and a maximal $\epsilon$-net $\{x_i\}_{i=1}^n\subseteq X$ such that the map
$$
\begin{...

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### Do cycle graphs embed isometrically in spheres?

I recently came across, what seems to be a folklore. Namely, that cycle graphs embeds isometrically into spheres $S^n(r)$, for some $n\in \mathbb{N}_+$ and some $r>0$. However, I could not track ...

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### Embedding a graph into Euclidean space

I want to find a map $v\mapsto \tilde v$ from the vertex set of a connected infinite graph $\Gamma$ to a Euclidean space that meets the following two conditions:
there is $\varepsilon>0$ such that ...

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### Bilipschitz embedding of the unit ball of $c_0$ into $\ell_1$

This is a follow-up to this question of mine.
It is well-known that the Banach space $\ell_1$ does not contain any isomorphic copies of $c_0$. One can even go further and show that $\ell_1$ does not ...

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### Volume of submanifold as integral of delta-function

Let $M$ be an $n-m$ dimensional sub-manifold of $\mathbf R^n$ defined by the following set of equations:
\begin{equation}
f_1(\vec x)=0, \\
\vdots \\
f_m(\vec x)=0,
\end{equation}
(where $\vec x$ are ...

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### Volume of sub-manifold of $\mathbf R^n$

Let $M$ be an $n-m$ dimensional sub-manifold of $\mathbf R^n$ defined by the following set of polynomial equations:
\begin{equation}
P_1(\vec x)=0, \\
\vdots \\
P_m(\vec x)=0,
\end{equation}
(where $\...

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### Isomorphic embedding of $l^n_{\infty}$ into $l_1^m$?

Given $n$, is there a $C(n)$-isomorphic embedding of $l^n_{\infty}$ into $l^m_1$ for sufficiently large $m$ and $C(n)<<\log(n)$?
For $n=2$ this can done with $m=2$. There are some results about $...

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### Johnson-Lindenstrauss over torus?

The Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma is a famous result in dimensionality reduction — Given $m$ points in $\mathbb{R}^N$, and $\varepsilon >0$, there exists a quasi-isometry $f : \mathbb{R}^N\to\mathbb{...

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### Constant in Naor and Neiman's Assouad Theorem

In Naor and Neiman's Assouad embedding theorem - "Assouad’s theorem with dimension independent of the snowflaking" Revisita Mathematica, the authors derive quantitative estimates on the ...

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### To what extent is the Nash embedding not unique?

Consider a smooth Nash embedding, $f$, of a Riemannian manifold $Σ$ into Euclidean space $\mathbb R^n$. To what extent is this embedding not unique?
It is clear that the set of all such embeddings ...

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### Hyperbolic space embeds into Wasserstein space

Fix a positive integer $n$, let $\mathbb{H}^n$ be the $n$-dimensional hyperbolic space, $r>0$, $x\in \mathbb{H}^n$ and consider the closed (compact) geodesic ball $B_{\mathbb{H}^n}(x,r)$. Are ...

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### Explicit formula for embedding Cayley graph of free group into hyperbolic space

The problem is to embed Cayley graph of free group with $n\geq2$ generators (the same as Bethe lattice with coordination number $2n$) into any model of $\mathbb{H}^2$ (we have no model preference, the ...

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### Finite approximations to the Kuratowski/Fréchet embedding

Let $(X,d)$ be a compact doubling metric space with doubling constant $C>0$. Let $\{\mathbb{X}_n\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ be a sequences of finite subsets of $X$ with
$$
\left\{B\left(x_k,\frac1{n}\right)...

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### Are hyperbolic spaces actually better for embedding trees than Euclidean spaces?

There is a folklore in the empirical computer-science literature that, given a tree $(X,d)$, one can find a bi-Lipschitz embedding into a hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^n$ and that $n$ is "much ...

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### Best estimate on doubling constant of a finite metric space

Let $(X,d)$ be a finite metric space. Clearly, $(X,d)$ is a doubling metric space but is there a 'best' estimate of $(X,d)$'s doubling constant?
Probability based on its cardinality, diameter, and ...

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### Rozendorn's Article

I'm researching the isometric dips of the hyperbolic plane and in particular I'm interested in reading the results of Rozendorn who proved that the hyperbolic plane is isometrically immersed in $\...

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### Almost Lipschitz embedding of compact metric measure spaces into Euclidean spaces

Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space, $m$ be a metric outer-measure on $X$. Are there 'mild conditions' on $X$ ensuring the existence of a positive integer $N\geq 3$ such that there exist $x_1,\dots,...

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### Does there exist a countable metric space which is Lipschitz universal for all countable metric spaces?

Is there a countable metric space $U$ such that any countable metric space is bi-Lipschitz equivalent to a subset of $U$? How about $c_{00}(\mathbb{Q})$ where $\mathbb{Q}$ is the rational numbers? ...

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### intuition about Gaussian processes over a finite space

In a paper that I am reading the authors defines $\mathbb P(n,q)$ the space of covariance tensors for $\mathbb R^q$-valued Gaussian processes on an abstract finite space $K=\{x_1,\dots,x_n\}$. In his ...

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### Kernels with finite dimensional feature spaces

Suppose $x,y \in \mathbb{R}^n$ for some given fixed n.
Consider a kernel $K(x,y) = f(\langle x, y \rangle)$, I'd like to know which functions $f$ admit a finite dimensional feature map. In other words,...

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### When is a metric space a snowflake?

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space. For any $0<\epsilon<1$, we call the metric space $(X,d^{\epsilon})$; where $d^{\epsilon}(x,y)\triangleq (d(x,y))^{\epsilon}$ the $\epsilon$-snowflake of $(X,d)$.
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### Why $(\mathrm{Lip}([0,1]^2))^*$ is finitely representable in 1-Wasserstein space over the plane?

In "Snowflake universality of Wasserstein spaces"" by Alexandr Andoni, Assaf Naor, and Ofer Neiman, they have the following notation:
For a metric space X they write $\mathcal{P}_1(X)$ ...

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### Bi-Hölder embeddings of finite metric spaces

This is a reference request. There is a large body of work, I'm familiar with, that describes the existence of bi-Hölder embeddings of finite metric spaces into Euclidean space (such as this ...

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### Correspondence between Riemannian metrics and Euclidean embeddings

Given a sufficiently smooth manifold M,
a Riemannian metric on M induces an isometric embedding into Euclidean space by Nash's theorem, (non-canonically, non-uniquely)
an embedding of M into ...

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### Banach embedding of finite dimensional spaces

Recall that: let $0<r<s<2$, then $\ell_r$ uniformly contains a subspace isomorphic to $\ell_s^m$, $m\ge 1$ (see [JS]).
I am wondering whether are any result for the case when $r>s>2$?
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### An explicit (maybe algebraic) isometric embedding of the double torus with constant curvature K = -1

The following question is related to this previous question, Canonical immersion of the double torus:
Is there any known explicit (maybe algebraic) isometric embedding of a genus 2 surface endowed ...

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### Dense embeddings into Euclidean space

The question is a follow-up on this old post. Fix a positive integer $d$ and consider $\mathbb{R}^d$ with its usual Euclidean topology. Given a metric space $(X,\delta_X)$, what conditions are ...

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### Two questions around the $abc$-conjecture

Let $d(a,b) = 1-\frac{2 \gcd(a,b)}{a+b}$, $d_{ABC}(a,b) = 1-\frac{2\gcd(a,b)^3}{ab(a+b)}$ be two metrics on natural numbers.
The abc-conjecture can be formulated using these two metrics as:
For ...

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### Is the matrix $\mu_f(X_i \cap X_j)$ positive definite?

Let $X_1,\ldots, X_n$ be finite subsets of some larger finite set $Z$.
Let $f:Z \rightarrow \mathbb{R}_{>0}$ be any function, and define a (counting) measure $\mu_f(X) = \sum_{x \in X} f(x)$ for a ...

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### Partitions of unity with arbitrary Lip-constants

Lets make things simple. Suppose we have a compact metric space $(X,d)$ and then some Lipschitz partition of unity exists, say a collection $\mathcal{F}=\{f_n\}$ subordinate to some open cover $\...

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### Embedding a binary subspace to $l_2$ in a much lower dimension

I'm trying to find a way to embed a binary linear subspace of dimension $n$ (a linear code) to the Euclidian space while reducing the dimension significantly.
The subspace (or code) contains points ...

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### Is this function embeddable in Euclidean space?

Let $X = \{v_1,\ldots,v_n\}$ be a set of vectors non-zero vectors $v_i \ge 0$ and such that the vectors are pairwise linear independent. Define a function on this set $X$:
$$d(v,w) = 1-\frac{2 \...

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### Trigonometry / Euclidean Geometry for natural numbers?

Let $d(a,b) = 1 - \frac{2\gcd(a,b)^3}{ab(a+b)}$ be a metric on natural numbers without $0$.
The metric space $X = \{x_0,x_1,\cdots,x_n\},n>2$ is isometric embeddable in $\mathbb{R}^n$ if and only ...

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### "Hoelder conjugate" version of the Johnson-Lindenstrauss transform

A variation of the well-known Johnson-Lindenstrauss transform (JLT) asserts that for $x_1,\ldots,x_m\in\mathbb{R}^n$ there exists a linear transformation $A:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^k$ with $k=\...

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### Fast Bourgain embedding (or similar embeddings)?

Currently I am working on applications of Bourgain Embedding (or similar embeddings of finite metric spaces to $l_2$) to automatic feature engineering for machine learning/data science ( http://www....

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### Lower Estimate of A Lipschitz Map

Suppose that $(X,d_X)$ and $(Y,d_Y)$ are complete doubling metric spaces and let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a non-constant Lipschitz map. Then can does there exist a lsc function
$\rho:(0,\infty)\...

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### Green's Function for Fractional Laplacian on the Union of Two Balls

I have two disjoint open intervals $B_1, B_2 \subset \mathbb{R}$, and variables $0 < s < 1$ and $t \in B_1 \cup B_2$. I want to solve:
$$r_{B_1 \cup B_2}(\Delta^{s} f) = \delta_t$$ for $f$. ...

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### Isometric embedding of a genus g surface

Can a genus $g$ surface with constant negative curvature and $g>1$ be isometrically embedded in $\mathbb{R}^4?$

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### Suppose that a metric space allows David–Semmes regular map to some Euclidean space. Does it allow bi-Lipschitz embedding into some Euclidean space?

I want to ask about the progress on Question 8 from "Thirty-three yes or no questions about mappings, measures, and metrics" by Juha Heinonen and Stephen Semmes. Is it still open? If yes, ...

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### Inclusion of convex polytopes and embedding from $\ell_2$ to $\ell_\infty$

I would like to dig deeper into the problem posted Probability that a convex shape contains the unit ball:
If you pick n points uniformly at random from the surface of a d
dimensional sphere of ...

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### Do manifolds with non-negative Ricci curvature allow bi-Lipschitz embeddings into Euclidean spaces?

QUESTION: Let $n$ be a natural number. Is it true that there exist $N(n), D(n) > 0$ such that any complete $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold of nonnegative Ricci curvature can be embedded into $N$...

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### Embedding Turing machine [closed]

I have some questions about Turing machines. Is there an embedding method where you embed Turing machines, finite automata into continuous space or graphs? Or are there geometrical approaches to ...